Texas Family, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, & Bankruptcy Attorneys

Bailey & Galyen

4131 North Central Expressway
Suite 860

Dallas, Texas 75204

Phone(214) 252-9099 or(855) 637-2990
Fax (214) 520-9941

Law Firm Overview

Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law is a full-service law firm based in Bedford, TX providing an extensive range of legal services to clients throughout the surrounding areas of Texas. Over the course of 30 years the firm has established its name as one of the foremost law firms in Texas, earning

Areas of Law

Articles Published by Bailey & Galyen

 Fosamax: Cure or Cause

One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.

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 Divorce and Bankruptcy

Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy is divorce. This reflects the ugly reality that, after a separation, income remains the same but there are typically increased housing and living expenses. Add to that the legal expense of the divorce itself and many people find themselves in a financial black hole following a difficult emotional crisis. The good news is that bankruptcy can give you a fresh start and a higher degree of financial separation from a former spouse.

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 Call for a Nationwide Ban on Cell Phones and Texting while Driving

In December, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for a nationwide ban on all cell phone use while driving. This goes beyond the hands-free laws enacted by ten states. Considering the dangers, why isnít there such a ban in place? Cell phone use spread at almost an epidemic rate before the dangers were documented. Distracted driving causes more 6000 crashes and 3000 deaths each year.

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 Protect Yourself against Unscrupulous Debt Collectors

You may want to talk with the debt collector once to be sure the debt involved is yours or to discuss a way to resolve it, but you can refuse contact. If you inform the collector you are represented by a bankruptcy attorney or other counsel, the collector must contact your lawyer rather than you.

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 Child Booster Seats Save Lives, Defective Child Seats

Would you spend $15 to save your childís life? Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3-14, child booster seats save lives, and a safety-rated booster seat costs less than a pair of cheap shoes or a video game. Yet many parents either do not purchase approved child seats or donít enforce their use.

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 The Outragious and Sad Facts About Emergency Room Medical Errors!

The Texas legislature in 2007 amended the laws that deal with medical malpractice cases. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Sec. 74.151, entitled Liability For Emergency Care, now states that a person who in good faith administers emergency care is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is wilfully or wantonly negligent.

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 Texas Supreme Court Guts Consumer Class Action Protections

Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 42 specifically authorizes Texas citizens to bring class action lawsuits. A case cannot be pursued as a class action, however, until a Texas trial court determines and certifies that the requirements of Rule 42 have been met.

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 Texas Drug Convictions and their Immigration Consequences

Any Texas drug conviction carries very harsh consequences for Immigration purposes. A conviction for a drug conviction makes you inadmissible to the United States for both entry and permanent residency. Moreover, it also makes you deportable. However, certain noncitizens with one simple possession can avoid some of the harsh consequences.

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 Traffic Laws You Should Know

The rules of the road in Texas are governed primarily by the Texas Transportation Code. This is the law, along with city ordinances, that police officers are trained to enforce. The only review of these laws for most Texas drivers was in their driverís education course. Below are some of the traffic laws that are violated in very high numbers simply because drivers do not know that they are the law.

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 Adult Responsibility

At about age twelve we develop the ability to think in the abstract. Later, marriage and family serve as a wake up call to adult responsibility. Discuss how you will plan for the future with significant others. Talk to your spouse and other trusted family members about what would happen in the wake of death or disability.

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Robert A. Schwartz - Pharmaceutical Litigation Bailey & Galyen

Robert A. Schwartz
Houston, Texas
Executive Vice President
Managing Attorney, Houston & Missouri
Managing Attorney, Pharmaceutical Litigation
phone 866-715-1529
fax (281) 335-5871
email Email Me

Mr. Schwartz was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. Mr. Schwartz is the son of former State Senator and Mrs. A.R. "Babe" Schwartz. Babe Schwartz, also born and raised in Galveston, worked on every major legislative committee while in the House of Representatives and Senate.

Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and South Texas College of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982. Mr. Schwartz is a trial attorney licensed to practice law in every state and federal court in the State of Texas. He is admitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting in New Orleans, Louisiana, which court considers appeals from federal courts in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Mr. Schwartz is also licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. In addition to the State Bars of Texas and Missouri, Mr. Schwartz holds memberships in the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and the Houston Bar Association. After serving on the Houston Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer, and Vice President, and president-elect for 2003-2004, Mr. Schwartz served as the Houston Trial Lawyers' Association President in the October, 2004 - October, 2005 term. Mr. Schwartz served as the President of the Houston Trial Lawyers' Foundation from the end of his Houston Trial Lawyers' Association Presidency in October, 2005 through October, 2008. Mr. Schwartz is also currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers' Association, and has been an invited member of its Executive Committee.

Mr. Schwartz started his legal career with his father's law firm, handling general civil litigation matters and representing clients' interests as a lobbyist before the Texas Legislature. After four years, Mr. Schwartz's concentrated interest in litigation resulted in his establishing his own law practice and office in Houston. For the next 11 years, Mr. Schwartz maintained a successful, general civil law practice. Mr. Schwartz's general civil practice consisted of handling all types of personal injury cases, ranging from premises liability, motor vehicle collisions and product liability, as well as business litigation cases, cases involving violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and of the Texas Insurance Code. From mid 1990 through November, 1996, Mr. Schwartz was also "of counsel" to the long tenured Houston oil and gas law firm, Wilson & Johnson. Mr. Schwartz handled the business and oil and gas litigation matters for Wilson & Johnson's oil and gas industry clients.

Mr. Schwartz joined the Williams Bailey Law Firm (now known as Williams Kherkher) in November, 1996. Mr. Schwartz's first docket management assignment at the Williams Bailey Law Firm was the representation of approximately 680 plaintiffs in state court litigation involving personal injuries and damages resulting from the development of a residential subdivision on a toxic waste superfund site in Friendswood, Texas. After the successful conclusion of that litigation, Mr. Schwartz worked on the Texas Tobacco Litigation as a member of Williams Bailey's Texas Tobacco Litigation team, participating in the discovery phase of that complex, federal court litigation, and later managing the law office established in Texarkana, Texas, by the five Texas Tobacco Litigation law firms for the trial of that case. The Texas Tobacco Litigation concluded with a historic settlement where the tobacco industry agreed to pay the state of Texas $15 billion over 25 years and to pay approximately $2.3 billion through 2003 to Texas counties and hospital districts based on their provision of indigent health care. Mr. Schwartz then started the pharmaceutical docket at Williams Bailey with the 3,000 clients in the Fen-Phen litigation. He expanded the pharmaceutical docket to represent seriously injured victims of other dangerous prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies and dietary supplements. After nearly 7 1/2 years with the Williams Bailey Law Firm, Mr. Schwartz joined Bailey & Galyen on March 1, 2004, to start and manage a mass tort and pharmaceutical department.

Mr. Schwartz has extensive, successful mass tort, pharmaceutical, state and federal consolidated and Multi-District Litigation (MDL), and trial experience. He brings with him an aggressive, ethical attitude, a proactive approach, and a strong work ethic in order to achieve our collective goal of providing the best representation possible for Bailey & Galyen's clients.

Year Joined Organization:

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation - Commercial
Mass Tort Litigation - Pharmaceutical
Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Product Liability

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1982
Missouri, 2003
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

University of California, San Diego, California, 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA))

Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - 2005

Houston Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Law Office of A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, P.C.

Law Office of Robert A. Schwartz

Wilson & Johnson, Of Counsel

Williams Bailey Law Firm

Jay Bailey attorney and founding member of Bailey and Galyen

J. C. Bailey III
Bedford, Texas
Executive Vice President
Managing Attorney, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Business & Finance Dept.
Managing Attorney, Bedford Office
phone (866) 300-1529
(817) 868-5500
fax (817) 545-6377
email Email Me

Mr. Bailey was admitted to the bar and to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in 1988. Mr. Bailey received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and his law degree from Baylor University.

Mr. Bailey is a member of the Order of Barristers, the State Bar of Texas, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. A frequent speaker on a wide array of subjects, making presentations for businesses, churches and schools. Resolving problems in a constructive and professional manner is the highest priority of Mr. Bailey's practice. Mr. Bailey has been successful in both mediation and arbitration of disputes and seeks to find solutions without protracted litigation, if possible.

Mr. Bailey practices out of the Bedford office in the Business, Finance, Probate & Estate Planning sections. Whether the client is a corporation, a neighborhood family or a Texas Lottery winner, Mr Bailey has the ability and experience to serve our clients.

Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy Law
Probate & Estate Administration
Business & Corporate Law

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Order of Barristers

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Order of Barristers

Bailey and Galyen Attorneys At Law

The Houston / Dallas law firm of Bailey & Galyen is a "consumer law firm" in the state of Texas with over 30 attorneys and multiple offices across Texas as well as in Florida and Missouri. Bailey & Galyen has expanded to include comprehensive services related to the negotiation and litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. The pride of past accomplishments here at Bailey & Galyen has challenged the Firm to expand its legal practices, further its commitment to excellence and maintain a national reputation.

Bailey Galyen has been featured as the "Eminent Law Firm of the Year" at GETLEGAL.COM
Bailey & Galyen-The 100% Law Firm

At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, we pride ourselves on being a 100% law firm. What that means for our clients is that we always give 100% effort in every aspect of providing only the highest quality legal representation. Our staff of dedicated professionals is committed to our mission of serving clients in the most courteous, expeditious and cost effective manner.

We strive to generate honorable feelings among ourselves, which in turn is reflected to our clients. And of the utmost importance, we endeavor to create and maintain a cheerful and productive work environment dedicated to 100% client satisfaction.

Ultimately, as a client, you can rest assured that, at the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, we marshal all of our law firm's resources to stand 100% behind you as your legal representatives.
Our Qualifications
Board Certified Attorneys

Not only are our attorneys some of the top litigators in the state of Texas, with extensive trial experience and an impressive record of success, but at Bailey & Galyen, many of our attorneys are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the following practice areas:

* Personal Injury Trial Law
* Family Law
* Criminal Trial Law
* Consumer Bankruptcy

That means our clients are being represented by attorneys who have demonstrated special competence in their area of specialization. Furthermore, a board-certified attorney must also have extensive knowledge of the laws of evidence, procedure, and substantive law. We are proud of the fact that we offer the specialized talent of board-certified attorneys to our clients.
Our Commitment

At Bailey & Galyen, our practice is a relational practice, built on establishing and maintaining long-standing relationships with clients through personal attention and the ability to empathize with clients regarding their legal needs.

Bailey & Galyen Has Numerous Locations Throughout the State

As part of our continuing commitment to our clients and to our community, we have five offices conveniently located close to where you live and work. Contact the firm to arrange for a free, initial consultation.

Dallas/Fort Worth Area: 1-800-529-8008
Houston Area: 1-866-715-1529
Brownsville: 1-866-678-1900

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